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133. Hiram Bedwell185 was born on 10 Aug 1800 in North Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. In 1850 he was a wheelwright in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. He died on 8 May 1867 in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.185

• 1850 Census for Bledsoe County, Tennessee, shows Hyram Bedwell, 50, a wheel right, as head of household containing: Martha, 49; Margaret, 24; Hamilton, 23; Kelzeddy, 20; Andrew, 19; Catherine, 16; Narcissa A., 13; John A., 12; Malissa, 9; and Charles C.W., 6. Hyram and Martha were both born in N.C., the kids were all born in Tennessee. Hyram, Martha, Margaret, and Hamilton are listed as unable to read or write.

• 1860 Census for Bledsoe County, Tennessee, shows Hiram Bedwell, 61, a Wheelwright who owns $300 real estate and $300 personal assets, as head of household with: Martha, 39; Mary, 38, a seamstress; Hamilton, 34, a farmer; Catherine, 28, a weaver; Narcissa (?), 25, a weaver; Jane A., 23, a weaver; Malissia, 19, a weaver; and Caroline W., 16. Hiram and Martha were born in North Carolina, the rest in Tennessee. Hiram, Martha, Hamilton, and Catherine are all listed as unable to read or write.

• 1870 Census for District 2, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, taken in Aug 1870, shows William McCloud, age 50, a farmer who owns $500 in real estate and $300 in personal assets, as head of this household: Kelzady, 46; James, 18; M.A., female, 12; Isaac, 11; M. Bedwell, 60, "as one of family"; and Malissie Bedwell, 25, "as one of family". All were born in Tennessee. All except for Malissie are shown as unable to read or write.

Hiram Bedwell and Martha Davis were married on 23 Dec 1819 in Warren County, Tennessee. Martha Davis185 was born on 28 Aug 1801 in North Carolina.185 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. She died after Aug 1870 in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.185 Hiram Bedwell and Martha Davis had the following children:

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Mary Bedwell185 was born on 13 Feb 1822.

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Sally Bedwell185 was born on 10 Jun 1823.

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Margaret Bedwell185 was born on 8 Jun 1825 in Tennessee.

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Hamilton Bedwell185 was born on 20 Feb 1826 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He died on 16 May 1865.186 He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.186

• Military records show Hamilton Bedwell: Description is 5' 10", dark complexion, black eyes, black hair. Born in Rutherford County, TN. Occupation: wheelwright. Died May 16, 1865 of dysentary at Post Hospital, Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri while a POW. Age at enlistment on March 22, 1863 was 33.

• Name: Hamilton Bedwell Death Date: 16 May 1865 Veteran Service End Date: 16 May 1865 Branch: US Army Last known address: 2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis , MO 63125 Interment Date: 16 May 1865 Cemetary: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Buried At: Section 45 Site 1364 Cemetary URL: http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/jeffersonbarracks.htm

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Kelzada Bedwell.

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Andrew Jackson Bedwell.

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Catherine Bedwell185 was born on 15 Dec 1832 in Tennessee.

1850 census lists her age as 16.

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Narcissa A. Bedwell185 was born on 15 Dec 1835.

1850 census lists her age as 9.

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John Anderson Bedwell.

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Melissa Bedwell185 was born on 13 Aug 1840 in Tennessee.

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Charles C.W. Bedwell185 was born on 18 Aug 1843 in Davidson County, Tennessee. He died while a Civil War P.O.W. on 27 Apr 1865 in the fiery explosion of the steamer Sultana, near Memphis, Tennessee.

• Military records show Charles C.W. Bedwell: Description is 5' 6", dark complexion, black eyes, black hair. Enlisted March 22, 1863 at age of 18. Occupation: wheelwright. Died April 27, 1865. Says he was born in Davidson County, TN.

• Floyd Bennett says he was "killed (while a POW) when the Steamer Sultana blew up on April 27, 1865 on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee."